Welcome to Winnipeg's foremost destination, The Forks. This year-round historic landmark sees over 4 million visitors each year, the attraction a large riverside community hub featuring shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreation activities.
The various buildings and greenspaces you will see during your visit were all built on an old abandoned railyard, with numerous buildings repurposed wonderfully while still keeping the historic integrity intact. The site is also at the intersection of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, which has been a meeting place for over 6,000 years.
There is so much offered for guests here at The Forks it would be hard to talk about them all, so we are going to list the highlights and give a little info on each.
- Inn at Forks - Onsite hotel option
- Johnston Terminal - A 4-story center with boutiques, stores, offices, and cafes within an old storage railway warehouse
- The Forks Market - The 'vibrant and deliciously eclectic' food hall with retail located on the second floor, all within an old horse stable system.
- Tours - Self-guided tours, Target Zero Eco Tours, Splash Dash boat tours, and Oral History Tours (90 minutes).
- Food/Drink- Countless dining options on site including Wienerpeg, Original Pancake House, Nuburger, and Corto.
- Museums/Theatres - There are several museums/theatres on-site, such as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Children's Museum, Railway Museum, and Manitoba Theater for Young People.
- Plaza/Promenade/Riverwalk - Scattered throughout The Forks grounds you will find several walking trails, scenic overlooks, and places to sit and relax.
The Forks embraces winter as well as — if not better than — anyone. In the winter months, the Red and Assiniboine rivers are transformed into an extended ice skating trail, with additional on-land skating trails and rinks throughout The Forks site. In winter, The Forks is also home to the Warming Huts, an art and architecture competition over 10 years old.